Elliott gets nod against Crosby, Penguins

Brian Elliott will be in goal and Mike Brodeur will again be his backup as the Ottawa Senators try to stop Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Scotiabank Place.

Elliott gets nod against Crosby, Penguins
General Manager Bryan Murray is deep in thought as the Ottawa Senators practice at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, March 19, 2014, . (Photo by Wayne Cuddington/ Ottawa Citizen)

By Allen Panzeri

Brian Elliott will be in goal and Mike Brodeur will again be his backup as the Ottawa Senators try to stop Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Scotiabank Place.

Brodeur had to be recalled because Pascal Leclaire, bothered by a lower-body injury, is still unable to return.

There will otherwise be no changes to Ottawa’s lineup. That means Brian Lee will be in on defence and Matt Carkner will be out — at least as of the morning skate, though that could change.

Lee left the ice early and seemed to be favouring his right leg, where he was hit by a puck during the Nashville game.

The Senators are coming off a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators.

The Penguins are coming off a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals. In that game, Sidney Crosby extended his scoring streak to 23 games.

Ottawa’s lines will look like this: Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Ryan Shannon, Nick Foligno-Mike Fisher-Daniel Alfredsson, Jarkko Ruutu-Chris Kelly-Chris Neil, Peter Regin-Jesse Winchester-Alex Kovalev.

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